Mulpha Australia Selects IDE’s Green Reverse Osmosis System for New Desalination Plant at Hayman, Great Barrier Reef

IDE PROGREEN™ delivers an eco-friendly, modular and compact offering to a resort island location

KADIMA, Israel, August 6, 2013 – IDE Technologies today announced that Mulpha Australia, the owner of Hayman – a luxury, five star island resort located on the world heritage listed Great Barrier Reef, has selected IDE PROGREEN™ to provide high-quality desalinated water to the island resort. Mulpha selected IDE PROGREEN™ based on its modular, chemical-free concept and compact size, that delivered a ‘desalination plant-in-a-box’ while enforcing low energy consumption requirements.

Mulpha Australia’s Director of Group Asset Development & Projects Greg Timar said: “We are pleased to acquire this modular unit from IDE. As a result of its ‘plug and play’ abilities, the plant should be up and running in a relatively short time. An important aspect in the decision to award IDE the new plant was the ongoing operation and maintenance support to be provided to Hayman from the IDE Australian office. We are optimistic about the desalination benefits we will gain and IDE’s ability to address our critical needs for water capacity under restricted energy consumption and low operation and maintenance costs.”

The IDE PROGREEN™ modular Reverse Osmosis (RO) desalination solution provides high-quality water while minimising the impact on the environment by eliminating the use of chemicals in the pretreatment and desalination processes. The system is compact and flexible, which makes it easy to transport and install while considerably reducing operational costs. The IDE PROGREEN™ features a patented RO Membrane Direct Osmosis Cleaning (DOC) system, for reduced energy consumption and stable performance.

IDE Technologies CEO Avshalom Felber said: “Working with Mulpha on this new project reinforces the value of IDE PROGREENTM to meet the needs of delivering affordable drinking water to remote island locations while providing a solution that is sustainable and environmentally-friendly to the wider region. This project is a great example of IDE’s ability to help resolve water shortages, meet energy requirements and provide superior cost-effective solutions. Partnering with Mulpha is particularly pleasing as it continues the relationship established by IDE and Hayman in 1985 in the supply of the island’s current thermal desalination plant which is to be replaced.”
Under this new agreement, IDE will operate and maintain the desalination plant at Hayman for ten years.

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About Hayman
Hayman is the northernmost of the Whitsunday islands in the Great Barrier Reef, off the coast of Queensland. Named in honour of Thomas Hayman, the sea navigator who charted the island’s waters in 1866, Hayman has been Australia’s iconic resort oasis since the 1950s. The island covers 726 acres and is surrounded by natural Australian bushland and bordered by pristine beaches and the Coral Sea.
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About IDE Technologies
IDE is a global leader in water technologies, specializing in the development, engineering, construction and operation of enhanced desalination facilities and industrial water treatment plants. With its advanced thermal and membrane technologies IDE has designed, built, and currently operates some of the world’s largest seawater desalination and water treatment plants. Today, IDE provides a cumulative capacity of over 2.4 million m3/day of high quality water for a wide range of customers including municipalities, oil & gas, mining, refineries and power stations. IDE holds a proven track record that spans 400 plants, 40 countries and 4 decades.

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